Terrifying Technology

Jackie with instruction books


This morning we began the task of familiarising our new kitchen and slowly returning items to it.

Kitchen 1

Here is a reasonably complete view across the sink to the long work surface. To the left we have the fridge/freezer and ovens alongside the larder, opposite which are the induction hobs.

Fridge/freezer, ovens, cupboards

Alongside these latter is the small cupboard bearing Richard’s new door.

Dining area
Sink and dining area

Looking across the sink area to the long window we have the dining table.

Jackie by bins

There is a cluster of waste bins under the sink.

I needed Jackie’s assistance to microwave my coffee this morning. She remembered this process, but found

Jackie with instruction books

the rest of the instruction booklets rather daunting.

Needless to say the room will now need expert decorating to do justice to the work of Kitchen Makers and Crestwood. We will have to wait for the money from France for that.

Much of the day was spent carrying items in from the library, wiping off the dust, and placing them in cupboards. We have decided to keep the free-standing Chinese cabinet in the kitchen in order to display the glasses. It also blends well with Richard’s oak shelving.

This evening we dined on a second helping of Mr Chan’s Hordle Chinese Take Away with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Concha y Toro.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

164 thoughts on “Terrifying Technology

  1. Whoopeee, finished! It looks fabulous, and I love the colour scheme and the layout and appliances. I agree with the previous comments on gas vs induction. If I had my druthers I’d swap over, even though I’ve always preferred gas before. Great expression on Jackie’s face. I imagine that bottle on the window is no more by now?

  2. This was so amusing seeing Jackie’s face full of puzzlement and letting us know you two show such amenable and joyous times together. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‹
    The free standing China cabinet is gorgeous and fits right into your new cabinets!
    Did you mean to say Chinese or China cabinet, Derrick? You hopefully don’t mind my old “teacher” role to ask!? πŸ˜‰
    I use my microwave often but my son has been staying here so we cook more on the stove, plus I made cookies this weekend. Maybe your new kitchen is motivating me, or maybe staying inside and cozy is my respite before the new week begins.

  3. Holy! That looks amazing! Hello hello and congratulations on getting it all together. I love that cabinet style and your slim refridgerator! Very smart and well done πŸ˜€ How’s it working out?

  4. That was so beautiful….. The serenity in that home ..😁 …would naturally pop open your creative hub….residents in this krib got lots of space to birth awesome inventions

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